Modifying Your Home for Healthy Aging

Most older adults want to continue living in their homes as they age. Yet many homes often need to be adapted to meet the changing mobility, sensory and cognitive needs of the older adults who live in them. As a result, older adults and caregivers often turn to the Aging Network for assistance with modifying their homes to meet these changing needs.

n4a and the Eldercare Locator have partnered with the University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology on the 2019 Home for the Holidays campaign, which focuses on home modifications. This national public education campaign aims to ensure that older adults and their caregivers are aware of the many services and programs available in communities around the country to support them as they modify their homes for successful aging

The goal of annual Eldercare Locator’s annual Home for the Holidays campaign is to encourage discussion of important issues affecting older Americans at a time of the year when family and friends often gather. Past campaigns have addressed long-distance caregiving, the growing problem of social isolation and loneliness, and strategies to help older adults transition to no longer driving.

To help educate the public and key stakeholders about this year’s issue, n4a produced a consumer brochure, Modifying Your Home for Healthy Aging, and a toolkit containing resources the Aging Network can use to promote the availability of home modification resources in their communities. Order the brochure now.

Watch the recording of the webinar held by n4a, our partners at the University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology and Mountain Empire Older Citizens to learn more about the campaign and ways the Aging Network can use campaign tools to increase community awareness of home modifications.

Does your agency have a home modifications program? If so, tell us about it! We’d love to include information about your program as we work with the media to promote this year’s campaign.

Toolkit for the Aging Network:

Please continue to visit this page during the campaign as it will be updated with a toolkit and materials to help the Aging Network promote the importance of home modifications and local resources that can help address the need!

Meals on Wheels America has hosted the National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging (NRCNA) as part of a cooperative agreement since 2011 with the Administration for Community Living (ACL) ending on December 31, 2020. Please stay tuned for future updates as website changes are coming soon.